Thank you in advance for your consideration, and for any donations that you may make.
I know that this is the time of year that everyone is fund-raising for everything. I think I still have a box of girl-scout cookies stashed in my desk drawer from the last go-’round. Today, I am writing to invite you, my loyal readers, to help me raise money for the American Heart Association.
WHO: You, and anyone else who wants to join my team.
WHAT: Donate, or solicit donations from friends, relatives, or acquaintances
(Optional: Participate in the Heart Walk, in person, at Target Field, on May 19th)
WHEN: Now through May 19th, 2012
(Optional: Vendors and booths are set up as early as 7am! Heart walk starts after the awards ceremony)
WHY: “More than 1 in 3 women has some form of Heart Disease.” In fact, the American Heart Association reports that “in the US in 2008, all [Cardiovascular Diseases] combined claimed the lives of 419,730 females while all forms of cancer combined killed 270,210 females. Breast cancer claimed the lives of 40,589 females; lung cancer claimed 70,070.” (Women and CVD 2012 – Statistical Fact Sheet)
HOW to help: I have created a team called “Pass Go” (because our goal is to ‘pass go’ and collect $200+ for the American Heart Association). If you are in the twin cities greater metro area would like to join my team to participate in the walk in person on the 19th and to help raise funds, please follow this link: http://twincitiesheartwalk.kintera.org/passgo
If you are interested in helping, but either a) are not local or b) are not interested in actually joining a team, you can make a donation on my personal page at http://twincitiesheartwalk.kintera.org/megsfitness. Online donations are available for a minimum of $25, but if you would like to donate a smaller amount, please select the link at the bottom of the page to print a form. ** Checks are accepted, but please do not send cash in the mail **
Do you know someone who has been impacted by heart disease or stroke? Leave a story in the comments. Donations go to support research to treat, prevent, and maybe one day cure heart disease.